Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Packages arriving in the mail two upcoming books for review A Good Talk by Daniel Menaker and Jumping on Water by Ted Karam. Another goodie that I look forward to immensely the Stringing Magazine. There are always so many fabulous designs and great ideas it keeps be reading for days. I need to get busy I am now getting a pile of books that need to be read. There is something about looking at my bedside table and seeing a stack of books that need to be read that gives me a warm feeling. Is anyone reading anything good that they can't put down? Please share.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

I just entered my name for some fabulous giveaways at Peeking Between the Pages, check out the blog I just love looking at all the great books that are available to read and free to win. I am crossing my fingers that I will be selected for some of these great reads. I am currently working on finishing my first review, Beautiful Things Happen When A Woman Trusts God, by Sheila Walsh. I have also been dabbling in some jewelery making and am hoping to post my recent designs shortly. Lately I would like to lock myself in a room and just read and play with my beads, but then there are small fists banging at the door calling for food or diapers to be changed bringing me back to real life. That is what makes life so interesting and full.

Friday, February 5, 2010

I am a foodie and have never delved into books about food before just cookbooks so this sounds fascinating and exciting. If you would like to read the first chapter of this book go to
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There are two other books from this series as well English Trifle and Lemon Tart.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Have you ever went to the grocery store with a 5 year old and a 2 year old without using a shopping cart. All I can say is it takes a great deal of patience and about 45 mintues to get 4 items. I have the 2 year old running all over the place being hidden by large displays and me frantically calling her name hoping that she is safe. The 5 year old wanting to explore the store and encouraging the 2 year old to ask for everything under the sun. I am sure that I sounded like a frazzled mom who doesn't have it together, and truthfully that is how I felt. What could have probably taken me 15 minues and been a non event really took so much longer. When will I learn. I needed diapers and I figured if I sent my husband he would get the wrong ones so I would just go on my own and get the ones that I like. Wrong, wrong, wrong. Next time I will be asking my husband to go.....

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

I have been very busy of late, packing up our old house to get settled in our new home and new beginning. There is something about moving into a new house that brings new life, it is exhausting and exhilatrating all at the same time. We have been busy cleaning up the new place and painting and it is now awaiting our brood. I am sad to see our old place go it was the first house my husband and I brought together and where we brought our little girls home. It has many warm memories in my heart. I am a believer that home is where your hang your hat and your heart so I know that the new place we are moving too, we will make many good memories too! Wish me luck we are on the home stretch.